Grateful Dead Live at Riverport Amphitheatre on 1994-07-26
Chase Smith recording, Shure BG-40Âs>Sony D-7>DAT>CDR; via Paul; seeded to etree by neo_levo
Subject: Shot in the face
Subject: Resposne to 90snot70s
For my 10th birthday (1985) I got a Grateful Dead album from my aunt who lived in the Bay Area. As I aquired more and more albums at a young age I fell in love with the music. As time went on and I started to learn more about The Dead and their history and the subculture, obviously attending my first concert was a rather eye opening experience. All of the shows I saw were in the 90's so I don't really have any other time to guage them by quality wise, but looking back now one major observation sticks out in my head. From 1990 to 1995 the audience went from being there more for the music and friendships to being more of a junkie, scam artist scene.
To me it seems like the last few years the Heads that I knew were all getting into darker and darker things and were all getting into trouble with the law. Its no suprise to me that during this period Jerry's health and frame of mind went steadily downhill. I don't know if its a coincidence or not.........
As far as archive.org......what a fantistic resource, we can go back in time and relive all these old concerts, listen to ones we missed. I'm not a music critic, don't play and instrument, can't sing a lick, but I can say I've never seen or heard a bad Dead show.....maybe some aren't as good as others but in my mind there are always good points in every show. Just my opinion.....thanks for letting me ramble.
Subject: reason WHY 15 yr abscence from sTLouis
Subject: THANKS CHASE!
Subject: Riverport Shows
Subject: Great quality sound for an AUD
The setlist catches the eye, but the performance is sub-par, feels '95-ish.
Subject: not bad
Subject: wow a belated b-day present
Subject: I Agree with OldSchoolJersey
This is the 4 year anniversary of the untimely passing of Mr. Brent Mydland. RIP
Subject: Great Show, Long Overdue!!!
The show turned out to be electric from start to finish...I remember talking with the guy right behind me on the lawn. He was from Omaha, Nebraska and had seen over 100 shows...When 'The Wheel' began he fessed up that he owned a bar in Omaha called, you guessed it, "The Wheel". Needless to say he was blown away by the set list!!! And me, at my first show, I thought they were all going to be like this...
I have heard a shortened version of the second night as a Grateful Dead Hour. That was good but left me wanting a full version of the first night...
From what I understand the Dead had not played in the St. Louis area for more than 15 years, if not more. So this show was long overdue and it sure was incredible! Give this one a listen, I bet you'll agree this was a rockin night!!!
Uploaded by Jonathan Aizen on